Beaches

The Kent coast is a 350 mile stretch of chalky white cliffs, sandy beaches, shingle bays, vibrant coastal towns and, above all, glorious views stretching out across the Channel. With all of this and more on offer, it might be time to take a trip to Kent’s stunning coastline.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a family looking for a holiday of ice creams and sandy beaches with plenty of scope to make some castles, a walker looking for some windswept cliff-top jaunts, or a thrill-seeker looking for a great place to have a go at some water sports, the Kent coast has it all.

For those family days out when only an ice cream and a bucket and spade will do, Kent’s coast is lined with family-friendly beaches perfect for that quintessentially British beach experience. The Isle of Sheppey is a haven for coastal jaunts, with striking scenery, wonderful beaches and unique wildlife. Transport yourself back to the good old days with a trip to one of the scenic beaches and don’t forget to saddle up and take on one of two family cycle rides. Or head east along the coast and you’ll reach Herne Bay, paradise for families, with miles of long sandy beaches, a bandstand and its very own pier.

For those who want a little more action, you’ll find towns like Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate offer plenty more than lively seaside resorts, glorious views and a seaside getaway. The range of walking routes, surfing beaches and cycle paths along the magnificent 32 mile Viking Coastal Trail might just have you lacing up your walking boots, reaching for your surfboard or getting back in the saddle.

If you’re looking for elegant restaurants, quirky seaside towns and boutique hotels, Kent has it covered. Lose yourself along Sandwich and Deal’s winding streets and discover independent shops and restaurants, not to mention beautiful beaches. On the North Kent coast, Whitstable is a cultural and gastro hub, offering restaurants and elegant bars, and don’t forget those famous oysters!

Among sandy bays and lively towns, the Kent coast is also home to a range of glorious National Nature Reserves and fantastic wildlife habitats. Take a walk along the truly unique and windswept Samphire Hoe, home to a variety of wildlife, all sat beneath the famous Shakespeare Cliff. The beautiful isolated beaches of Romney Marsh are just a stone’s throw away from the Dungeness National Nature Reserve, sat amid the intriguing and unique landscape of Romney Marsh.

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